Origins of Abnormal Behaviors

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, you must successfully complete the Week 1 Terminology Quiz before you will be allowed to post in this discussion forum. The Week 1 Terminology Quiz is intended to support your ability to write critically considered postings that are accurate and aligned to the prompt appropriately.


In addition, to prepare for this discussion, read Chapter 1 of your textbook, review the articles Freud Was Right . . . About the Origins of Abnormal Behavior, The Myth of Mental Illness, Personality Disorder Is Disease, and Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really All That Abnormal? (Links to an external site.), as well as the video How Mental Illness Changed Human History – for the Better: David Whitley at TEDxManhattan Beach

To successfully complete this discussion,

Based on your required resources, define abnormal psychology.
Interpret why you believe it is important for clinicians to consider the three perspectives of abnormality.
Discuss the origins of mental illness and how theories throughout time have affected the metamorphosis of abnormal psychology.
Identify at least two of the theoretical foundations associated with abnormal psychology.
Discuss your understanding for the use of the DSM-5, and how it too has changed the process for diagnosis.
Based on the controversial viewpoints of Szasz (1960) and Ausubel (1961), as well as the other required resource information, evaluate your own beliefs about mental illness. Is it real? Is it common or uncommon? Is creativity supported by behaviors resembling mental illness? Support your viewpoints using citations.
Elaborate on why culture should be considered, associated with behaviors, and what might be considered normal versus abnormal.
Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)and apply in-text citations, according to APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.), appropriately throughout your post.
Post your initial response of 300 words or more by Day 3 (Thursday).

Required Resources

Text

Getzfeld, A. R. (2018). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

· Chapter 1: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

· Chapter 2: Stress, Trauma, and Related Disorders

Articles

Ausubel, D. P. (1961). Personality disorder is disease. American Psychologist, 16(2), 69–74. http://doi.org/10.1037/h0042627

· The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article responds to Szasz’s claims that mental illness is a myth and will assist you in your Origins of Abnormal Behaviors discussion forum and Week 1 Content Review quiz this week.

Muris, P. (2006). Freud was right . . . about the origins of abnormal behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-005-9006-9

· The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information about the origin of abnormal behavior and will assist you in your Origins of Abnormal Behaviors discussion forum and Week 1 Content Review quiz this week.

Schaefer, J. D. (n.d.). Is “abnormal psychology” really all that abnormal? (Links to an external site.) [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.div12.org/is-abnormal-psychology-really-all-that-abnormal/

· Jonathan Schaefer, a doctoral student of clinical psychology at Duke University, discusses the suggestion that mental disorders may be more common than some believe. This article provides information about abnormal psychology and will assist you in your Origins of Abnormal Behaviors discussion forum and Week 1 Content Review quiz this week.
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Szasz, T. S. (1960). The myth of mental illness. American Psychologist, 15(2), 113–118. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0046535

· The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article questions whether mental illness exists and will assist you in your Origins of Abnormal Behaviors discussion forum and Week 1 Content Review quiz this week.

Multimedia

TEDx Talks. (2013, December 27). How mental illness changed human history – for the better: David Whitley at TEDxManhattanBeach (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/yVwfJzZdkQ0

· This video shares the history of mental illness, taking the viewer back 40,000 years, but also infuses the concepts with artistic genius attributes. This video will give you additional information that will support your postings in your Origins of Abnormal Behaviors discussion forum and Week 1 Content Review quiz this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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